Pieces of my mind are still scattered around from being blown on Wednesday night. Justin Timberlake destroyed, dominated and burned the PNC Arena to the ground with an unbelievable, invigorating and unforgettable three hour concert. I did exactly what he said. I rocked my body on the front row until my upper thighs were sore, my voice was shot and my high heels were ruined. Seriously, look at the heels on the shoes I wore. They’re finished. And yes, I have my feet resting on my kitchen counter because it was one in the morning and that’s how I roll.
It was so refreshing to spend quality time with my longest and dearest friend. I met Carrie when I was a toddler in the church nursery. We instantly clicked and were inseparable for years. If you saw one of us, chances were the other one wasn’t too far behind. Things are so different now. We live hours apart. We’re adults with commitments and priorities. And holy crap, she’s an adorable little boy’s mom. Within the first five minutes of being with each other, we picked up exactly where we left off and most importantly, shared laughter that was reminiscent of those nights we would stay up eating junk food while watching hours of “Sex and the City.” I didn’t realize how much I missed her until I was with her again.
The concert was incredible. So was my Cook Out corn dog post-show. It was an amazing experience that I’m so thankful I could provide for the two of us. (There’s an N’Sync song title hidden in that last sentence for the true fans among us.) I haven’t accepted the fact it’s over and I wouldn’t put it past me to look into going to another stop on his tour. It’s really that good.
Want to know what else is that good? The pictures from Lauren and Justin’s whimsical yet rustic wedding at Adaumont Farm. I met Lauren and Justin by sheer fate. I was in Chicago for another client when Lauren sent in an inquiry. She and Justin lived in the Windy City and it just worked out for us to meet while I was in town. I was so elated when they decided to take the plunge and agree to allow me to work some magic in bringing to life her idea of a romantic, quirky, animal-loving wedding.
I don’t want to bore with you my recount of the details because the pictures from Blest Photography will say more than I ever could. It was my first time working with this incredible duo and I’m determined it won’t be the last. Their talent and personalities are as perfect as their fashion sense. Holly Tate Fine Catering provided the delectable food while Heirloom Vintage China provided the mix-matched china pieces for each place setting. Those incredible bouquets and centerpieces? My boy Gregg with Brides and Bouquets whipped them up. And it wouldn’t be a great wedding without entertainment and Steve Stowe from Bunn DJ Company knocked it out of the park – or out of the barn. Don’t believe me? Check out the picture below of the bride literally on the floor playing the air guitar. Amazing.
If you love farm weddings, mini ponies, covered bridges, corn fields, moss-covered candelabras, succulents, key escort cards, fur-covered dining chairs, Krispy Kreme donut bars, old-fashioned candy buffets, a strawberry shortcake wedding cake or even a hidden room filled with NASCAR racing cars, this wedding is for you. Enjoy drooling over the stunning pictures from one of my favorite weddings and then feel free to go to my Instagram page and drool harder over pictures of Justin Timberlake serenading me.
Venue: Adaumont Farm
Event Coordination + Design: Orangerie Events
DJ: Steve Stowe (Bunn DJ Company)
Photographer: Blest Photography
Videographer: 21 Films
Florist: Brides & Bouquets
Caterer: Holly Tate’s Fine Catering
China Rental: Heirloom Vintage China
Cake: Cakes by Frances
Linens: CE Rental